San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Lighthouse Creativity Lab is offering a two-day intensive workshop for educators eager to integrate making in school into their own practice.
Spend two days planning a K-12 making project or unit of your choice and leave with a project example made by you. While being immersed in a making environment, you will make and develop, test and troubleshoot the making curriculum or project of your choice for your K-12 classroom or school.
**Please Note!** All participants of this workshop are eligible for continuing education units (CEUs) from Sonoma State University. If you are interested in earning these credits, you MUST register for our workshop through the SSU website, and not through our Eventbrite page.
- Learn about ways making can be integrated into classrooms, schools and curricula
- Collaborate with participants and Creativity Lab staff to plan a project or unit for your classroom or school
- Learn new skills, technologies, and/or making methods to complement your project, including 3-D printing, laser cutting, woodworking, craft, electronics, and vinyl cutting
- Collaborate with like-minded educators to develop making curriculum
Note: Our professional development opportunities are offered free to Oakland Unified and Title 1 teachers. If this applies to you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the promotional code.
“I have learned not just about the possibilities, but how to navigate those possibilities.” – 7/8th Grade Making Teacher
“I have seen the future of education! It is making.” – 3rd Grade Teacher
“Great think tank of ideas and tools with lots of expert educators!” – 9th Grade Geometry Teacher
“During the designing making experiences class I learned how to use Scratch, Makey Makey, Tinkercad, and 3D Printers! I was supported by staff that were eager to answer my questions and helped me develop a project that I could use in my class.” – 7th Grade Math Teacher
“This workshop got all of use – a diverse group of K-12 teachers – fully engaged in creating our own unique tailored Making curriculums. It was great to be in a well-designed Making curriculum that I will definitely implement this year!” – 10-12th Grade Physics Teacher
Also, read more about Designing Making Experiences from the perspective of a high school student and the founder of Teen TechSF on his post INSIDE THE MAKER MOVEMENT: TTSF@ Lighthouse’s Creativity Lab
When & Where
Lighthouse Creativity Lab
At Lighthouse Community Charter School we are striving to shift our educational practice so that students can pursue the college and career of their choice. The Lighthouse Creativity Lab supports this goal by supporting teachers to bring maker education into their classrooms. The Creativity Lab believes that maker centered learning has a deep impact on all learners — adults and kids. By placing learners in the driver’s seat of their education, making supports them in developing agency and affecting positive change in their communities. We offer professional development that supports teachers from any context in integrating making into their practice in order to help them empower their students.
The Lighthouse Creativity Lab integrates making into our schools’ practice because it deepens student learning and increases student ownership of that learning. Our K-12 program serves students at Lighthouse and Lodestar and helps community members see how design-make can be integrated into an entire school program. We believe all students are designers and makers, and want our students to pursue their own passions by providing them with the opportunity to design and make at any age. The Creativity Lab is a program of Lighthouse Community Charter Public Schools.
Important Note: All Title 1 and OUSD teachers may attend our “Designing Making Experiences” for free. Registration is free because we believe that all students should have the opportunity to design and make. To receive this discount, please email email@example.com and ask for the promo code.